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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROMOTIONAL
STRATEGY OF CENTRAL AND SHOPPERS STOP
SUBMITTED BY:
Ajit Kumar Gupta
MFM/11/1956
MAS...
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DECLARATION
I, AJIT KUMAR GUPTA hereby declare that the Internship Project Report entitled
“COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROM...
3
CERTIFICATE BY THE FACULTY MENTOR REGARDING
COMPLETION OF WORK
This is to certify that the Internship Project entitled “...
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Acknowledgement
A project report seems to be an individual effort is in fact teamwork. Graduation Project at
Central Gur...
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER
NUMBER
TITLE PAGE
NUMBE
1. Executive summary 1
2. Overview 2-3
3. Introduction 4-10
4. Researc...
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Executive Summary
The objective of the thesis is ―To compare and study Central &Shopper Stop, identifyareas
of excellenc...
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Overview
Section One: Future Group Industry.
Section one of the Thesis is a peek at the Future Group Industry. It takes ...
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Section Six: Market Survey.
Section Six is the main comparative rating of both Central and Shopper Stop, basedon a
surve...
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INTRODUCTION
Developing a promotional strategy
Deciding on a marketing communications strategy is one of the primary rol...
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Commonly used market research methods include:
 Sales analysis and buying patterns
 Questionnaires
 Desk research
 ...
11
Sales promotion - price / money related communications
 Coupons
 Discounts
 Competitions
 Loyalty incentives
Public...
12
Digital marketing – new channels are emerging constantly
 Company websites
 Social media applications such as Faceboo...
13
stages in the customer journey and ensuring communications messages are personalized and
relevant.
Integrated marketing...
14
branding also needs to consider your unique selling points (USPs) and ensure these are easily
recognized through your m...
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Research Objectives:
―To compare and study Central &Shopper Stop, identify areas of excellence and areas
needing improv...
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Literature Review
Section 1: Future Group:-
Future Group, led by its founder and Group CEO, Mr. Kishore Biyani, is one ...
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Section 2: CENTRAL
Central is a lifestyle retail brand that pioneered the concept of seamless shopping in
the country.
...
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• Predominance of red house colour
• A place for wholesome shoppertainment – Central Square, Central flag point
• A vib...
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Section 3: SHOPPER STOP
―The tapestry of history has no point at which you can cut it and leave the design
intelligible...
20
Section 4: Case Study on Gurgaon Central
Owned by: Future Retail India.
Design: Idiom Design & Consulting
Design brief:...
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In addition, Central houses Central Square, a dedicated space for product launches,
impromptu events, displays, excitin...
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o Customers can simply walk around the mall without having to step in and step out of
different outlets.
o In addition,...
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MEN`S (Brands)
Formal WearCasual WearKids wear brands
Van HusseinRigChalak
Louis PhillipSepiaRig Kids
Park Avenue BareR...
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Promotional Strategy followed by Central
Discounts and brand promotion
January Promotion:
25
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February Promotion:
27
March, April and Promotion:
Summer-2013
May Promotion:
Love your mom? Show her! Treat her to a day of shopping at Centr...
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Section 5: Case Study on Shopper’s Stop
Corporate profile:
Vision:To be a global retailer in India & maintain no.1 posi...
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Customer Rewards:
Shoppers Stop‗s customer loyalty program is called The First Citizen. The program offers
its members ...
30
global retailer. The company intends to bring the world‗s best retail
technology, retail practices and sales to India. ...
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JewelleryMusicHair Styling
 Facet  Planet M Habbibs
 Carbon  Music World
 Sparkles
 Tanishq FQ Home DécorBooks
...
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Promotional Strategy followed by Shoppers’ Stop
Discounts and brand promotion
January Promotion:
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February Promotion: 
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March Promotion:
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35
April Promotion:
36
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May Promotion:
Mother's Day is just around the corner. What will you gift your mother?
Shoppers’ Stop with “RaginiDwive...
38
Shoppers’ stop trough internet
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Section 6: CUSTOMER SURVEY
Survey Methodology
A survey was conducted, consisting of a sample of randomly selected peopl...
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ANALYSIS OF THE SURVEY
The Graph – 1 shows whichshopping centre the respondents usually preferred to
visit.Although thi...
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The Graph – 3 shows gift voucher and discount is first and second priority for the customers
according to survey 45% re...
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The Graph – 6 shows the 48% customers think gift voucher redemption process is
complicated and apart from this 52% cust...
43
Loyalty Program at Shoppers Stop
The Graph shows the 6% customers preferred loyalty program at central and 75% most
pre...
44
The Graph shows the 49% customers preferred discount at central and 43% most preferred, at
shoppers stop 43% preferred ...
45
The Graph – 8 shows most of respondents (72%) think discount is more beneficial and 45%
customer think gift voucher is ...
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RECOMMENDATION & SUGGESTIONS
My first recommendation for Central is to provide the value of gift voucher in
payback car...
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References:-
http://www.futuregroup.in
http://www.shoppersstop.com
http://www.facebook.com/centralandme?ref=ts&fref=ts
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ANNEXURE
Primary Questionnaire 1:
Promotions:
a. What is the media and mode of advertising?
b. What kind of advertising...
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Primary Questionnaire 2:
QUESTIONNAIRE
Comparative Analysis of Promotional Strategy of Central and Shoppers Stop
Name: ...
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C. Discounts
D. Other
4. How do you get to know about Central Promotional Schemes? *
A. Newspapers
B. Internet
C. Radio...
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B. Loyalty Program
Most
Preferred
Preferred Neutral
Less
Preferred
Least
Preferred
Central
Shoppers Stop
C. Discount
Mo...
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  1. 1. 1 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY OF CENTRAL AND SHOPPERS STOP SUBMITTED BY: Ajit Kumar Gupta MFM/11/1956 MASTER OF FASHION MANAGEMENT BATCH - 2011-13 DEPARTMENT OF FASHION MANAGEMENT STUDIES NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY JODHPUR
  2. 2. 2 DECLARATION I, AJIT KUMAR GUPTA hereby declare that the Internship Project Report entitled “COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY OF CENTRAL AND SHOPPERS STOP” submitted towards, partial fulfillment of the Degree of Master of Fashion Management is my original work and no part of the project has been copied from any other reports or any other work carried by someone else which has been submitted for any other degree/award. However, any material taken from any other published source has been suitably referred and acknowledged at various places. Name: Ajit Kumar Gupta Roll Number: 2011101 Batch: MFM – 2011-13 Centre: Jodhpur Date: 20th May, 2013 Place: Jodhpur
  3. 3. 3 CERTIFICATE BY THE FACULTY MENTOR REGARDING COMPLETION OF WORK This is to certify that the Internship Project entitled “COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY OF CENTRAL AND SHOPPERS STOP” submitted towards the partial fulfillment of the Degree of Master of Fashion Management by AJIT KUMAR GUPTA is his original work under my guidance and the results are based on the research done by him. (_________________________) Ms. Shikha Gupta Faculty Mentor NIFT JODHPUR Date: 20th May, 2013 Place: Jodhpur
  4. 4. 4 Acknowledgement A project report seems to be an individual effort is in fact teamwork. Graduation Project at Central Gurgaon.was just like an opportunity to shake hand with the practical world of business. I am indebted to all those individuals who helped me in gaining knowledge & insight into various aspects for graduation project. The source of learning have been one too many & a complete list of individual references would become encyclopaedic. I want to express my deepest gratitude to Mr.Gurpreet Singh, Regional Marketing Head, without whose help this graduation project in would not be possible. I am grateful to Mr. Kumar Gaurav, HR at Gurgaon central, for sharing his experience & knowledge & without whose help the project would not have got any shape. My deepest appreciation also extends to Ms.Shikha Gupta, Project guide, Faculty NIFT- Jodhpur, who critically reviewed my project report & provided suggestions. I would like to thank Dr. A. K. Khare, Director NIFT-Jodhpur, for his constant support & encouragement. Finally, I would express my gratitude towards Mr.GauravAshesh, CC- FMS, NIFT Jodhpur for facilitating my Graduation Project. NAME: AJIT KUMAR GUPTA ADDRESS: NIFT Campus, Old Nagar Nigam Bldg, Sojati Gate, Jodhpur – 342001 Master of Fashion Management Date of submission: 20th May, 2013
  5. 5. 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER NUMBER TITLE PAGE NUMBE 1. Executive summary 1 2. Overview 2-3 3. Introduction 4-10 4. Research Objectives 11 5. Research Methodology 11 6. Literature Review 12-14 7. Case Study on Gurgaon Central 15-18 8. Promotional Strategy followed by Central 19-22 9. Case Study on Shopper‘s Stop 23-26 10. Promotional Strategy followed by Shoppers‘ Stop 27-33 11. Customer Survey 34 12. Analysis of the Survey 35-40 13. Recommendation & Suggestion 41 14. References 42 15. Annexure 43-46
  6. 6. 6 Executive Summary The objective of the thesis is ―To compare and study Central &Shopper Stop, identifyareas of excellence and areas needing improvement; and provide suggestions for suchimprovement‖. The aim of this Project is to successfully compare two prominent servicesector companies on a common platform, analyse their Promotional Strategy, andhighlight what they are doing well, while providing suggestions and recommendations forimprovement.Central and Shopper Stop were chosen because of their identical pattern offunctioning and growth. They are the two major players in the national Shopping Mall, and their customers consider both as interchangeable brands. This is why it isimportant to study how these brands differentiate themselves from each other, andattempt to improve brand loyalty amongst their customers. For the purpose of this study, I prepared 2 research tools, both questionnaire, to find outthe relevant primary data pertaining to the functioning and working of both Central and Shopper. The data was collected based on information provided by: 1. The management of the organization. 2. Customers visiting Central and Shopper Stop Mall. Besides the primary data collected with the help of the questionnaire, I have alsocollected the relevant secondary data from various sources like magazines, books andInternet and newspapers. Based on the relevant primary and secondary data, acomparative analysis has been done so as to find out the areas of excellence and areas of improvement of both organizations. The areas of excellence and improvement have been identified based on factualinformation, in light of which recommendations and suggestions have been provided forthe overall improvement of the organizations in the future. This Thesis was conducted in 2013 in Delhi and Gurgaon, India; so the information is relative to thiscity.
  7. 7. 7 Overview Section One: Future Group Industry. Section one of the Thesis is a peek at the Future Group Industry. It takes a look at how the Industry has evolved through time, from its early beginnings in India, to its currentform of a highly organized sector. It also details the structure of the Industry, with itsvarious components, in its current form. It finally deals with how this Industry has grownin India, and what its current status is. Section Two: Central. Section Two of the Thesis is a peek at the Central. It takes a look at how the Industry has evolved through time, from its early beginnings in India, to its current form of a highly organized sector. It also details the structure of the Industry, with its various components, in its current form. It finally deals with how this Industry has grown in India, and what its current status is. Section Three: Shopper Stop. Section Three of the Thesis is a peek at the Shopper Stop. It takes a look at how the Industry has evolved through time, from its early beginnings in India, to its current form of a highly organized sector. It also details the structure of the Industry, with its various components, in its current form. It finally deals with how this Industry has grown in India, and what its current status is. Section Four: Case study on Central. Section Four is a case study on the first organization being compared in this study, Central. The case study looks at the overall working and performance of Central, and thevarious aspects and functioning of its Promotional Strategy, Marketing and Human Resource. Section Five: Case study on Shopper’s Stop. Section Five is a case study on Shopper Stop, the other organizations beingcompared in this study. This section deals with the overall operations of Shopper Stop, and like the previous section, the functioning and aspects of its Promotional Strategy, Marketing andHuman Resource.
  8. 8. 8 Section Six: Market Survey. Section Six is the main comparative rating of both Central and Shopper Stop, basedon a survey of customers visiting the mall. The survey analyses how both areperforming in the areas of Promotional Strategy.
  9. 9. 9 INTRODUCTION Developing a promotional strategy Deciding on a marketing communications strategy is one of the primary roles of the marketing manager and this process involves some key decisions about how who the customer is, how to contact the consumer them, and what the message should be. These questions can be answered using a three stage process, which is equally relevant for all elements of the marketing mix: Segmentation Dividing the marketing into distinct groups Targeting Deciding which of these groups to communicate with, and how to talk to them Positioning How the product or brand should be perceived by the target groups Messaging Delivering a specific message in order to influence the target groups 1. Segmentation Dividing potential customers into discrete groups is vital if you want to increase the success rate of any communications message. If you don't know who you are talking to, it's unlikely you will get much of a response. Who are the potential customers? How many sub-groups should you divide them into? How do these groups differ? Hopefully, most of this information will be readily available from your market research. Once you have an idea of the customer, you should further drill down to explore them in more detail.What are their media consumption habits? What are their expectations and aspirations? What are their priorities? How much disposable income do they have? What are their buying habits? Are they likely to have children? How many holidays to they take a year? How much money do they give to charity? How can you help them? This information can be obtained in a variety of ways, from commissioning a specialist market research agency, to examining sales patterns or social media interactions.
  10. 10. 10 Commonly used market research methods include:  Sales analysis and buying patterns  Questionnaires  Desk research  Website statistics, especially social media  Focus groups  Face-to-face interviews  Specialist market research companies Once you have built up an accurate picture of your customer, it's time to get their attention 2. Targeting For the purposes of advertising, targeting is the process of communicating with the right segment(s) and ensuring the best possible response rate. The methods you use to target your audience must relate to your marketing plan objectives - are you trying to generate awareness of a new product, or attract busi0ness away from a competitor? Methods of marketing communications Advertising is just one element of the marketing communication arsenal, which can be divided into the following areas: Advertising – a mass media approach to promotion  Outdoor  Business directories  Magazines / newspapers  TV / cinema  Radio  Newsagent windows
  11. 11. 11 Sales promotion - price / money related communications  Coupons  Discounts  Competitions  Loyalty incentives Public relations - using the press to your advantage  Press launches  PR events  Press releases Personal selling – one to one communication with a potential buyer  Salesmen  Experiential marketing  Dealer or showroom sales activities  Exhibitions  Trade shows Direct marketing - taking the message directly to the consumer  Mail order catalogues  Bulk mail  Personalized letters  Email  Telemarketing  Point of sale displays  Packaging design
  12. 12. 12 Digital marketing – new channels are emerging constantly  Company websites  Social media applications such as Facebook or Twitter  Blogging  Mobile phone promotions using technology such as Bluetooth  YouTube  E-commerce Deciding which media channel to use In nature, evolution occurs most rapidly when competition for resources is intense. The same process is now occurring with promotional media. All traditional media channels are now saturated, and competition for consumer attention is intense. At the same time, the impact of any one medium is becoming diluted. There are many more TV and radio channels, consumer have the ability to skip adverts and free information is now much more accessible. As a result, companies are becoming increasingly innovative in their approach to communications and a host of new media channels have emerged. As a result, media choice is becoming a tricky task, which is why detailed segmentation is so important - it's no use starting a Twitter campaign if none of your target market are regular users of the site. Highly targeted communications often lead to better results. You can usually expect a response rate of under 1% for a relatively generic mass mailing. However, personal letters to a handful of your most loyal customers would lead to a dramatically increased rate of return. When deciding which media to use consider the reach, frequency, media impact and what you can expect for your budget but most of all, ensure your target customer will see the message in the first place. Media choice is a matter of compromise between volume of people versus the personalization of the message. Ensuring your message reflects the stages of the purchasing funnel Once you have made the audience aware of your brand, work doesn't stop there. The customer needs to be guided through the purchasing process. This means identifying the key
  13. 13. 13 stages in the customer journey and ensuring communications messages are personalized and relevant. Integrated marketing communications Once you have decided which media channel to concentrate on, the next step is to ensure an integrated approach is taken. Regardless of whether you are promoting a new product or raising awareness, it's important that all ads across all media work together towards a common goal by using similar messaging and 'look and feel'. An integrated approach can dramatically increase the effectiveness of any campaign and will help create your brand image. Getting the best response To get the best response from your target market, you need ensuring the message is relevant and clear – once you've managed to gain the valuable attention of your customer the last thing you want is for them to be confused about what you're saying. Determine the objectives of the advert and ensure these aims are addressed clearly. Think about the next steps you would like the audience to take, whether this is visiting a website, ringing a number, or being able to recall your brand when they are next in the shops. 3. Positioning Positioning is the process of developing an image for your company or product. This can be achieved partially through branding, but it's important to realise that all elements of the marketing mix combine to provide the full picture. You must ensure that all areas of your business live up to expectations in order to successfully position yourself in the way you hope. Positioning also considers the competition, and you need to explain why you are unique in the marketplace and better than the other products on the shelf. Branding and messaging Branding is a powerful tool for positioning your product. Branding is used on almost all customer facing elements of a product, from the packaging design to the style of writing used on posters. Every communication a customer received adds up to form a mental picture of your brand and can influence the price they are willing to pay for your products. This ability to charge more due to the positioning of your product is known as 'brand equity'. Your
  14. 14. 14 branding also needs to consider your unique selling points (USPs) and ensure these are easily recognized through your messaging – is your product the best value, longest lasting, sweetest smelling or fastest? Corporate identity A corporate identity is a useful tool to ensure that your branding is used in a consistent way throughout the company. This detailed document runs through almost every conceivable customer touch point and provides guidance on the presentation and style which should be used. This could include use of logos, colours, tag lines, uniform and the type of coffee to serve guests. A CI guide is particularly useful if any creative work it outsourced to agencies or freelancers or if you have many offices worldwide. The most powerful brands can be identified by many elements of their communications material, not just a by their logo or slogan and this is due to successful implementation of a recognisable corporate identity. Recognition is a key part of any purchase decision so a corporate identity should for a core element of your advertising strategy. 4. Development of the advertising message Once you have determined the positioning for your brand, it's time to develop the message in order to influence your target groups. Advertising objectives should be directly linked to your marketing plan, and tend to fit into the following generic categories:  Inform - raising awareness of your brand & products, establishing a competitive advantage  Persuade - generating an instant response (usually driving sales)  Remind - to maintain interest and enthusiasm for a product or service It's a documented fact that creative, well branded, distinctive advertising generates the best results so ensure you use the best possible creative team you can get your hands on, and give them a detailed brief. Remember that a message will only be successful if it appeals to the target audience, so constantly refer back to the customer and tailor the ads to them.
  15. 15. 15 Research Objectives: ―To compare and study Central &Shopper Stop, identify areas of excellence and areas needing improvement for Promotion; and provide suggestions for such improvement‖. Research Methodology: Our primary objective of doing this project is to get the first-hand knowledge of functioning of at Central. Since we are comparing two different entities on the basis of their Promotional Strategy, hence exploratory research design is the need of the hour. Further there are few reasons which made me to use Exploratory Qualitative research:  Itis not always desirable or possible to use fully structured or formal methods to obtain information from respondents.  People may be unable & unwilling to answer certain questions or unable to give truthful answers.  People may be unable to provide accurate answer to question that tap their sub consciousness. Thus, project research methodology is as follows:  I prepared 2 research tools, both questionnaire, to find outthe relevant primary data pertaining to the functioning and working of both Central and Shopper. The data was collected based on information provided by: 1. The management of the organization. 2. Customers visiting Central and Shopper Stop Mall.  In Secondary data, both internal & external research was done. For internal research Ready to use documents available with the organization were used. For external research Internet website & published books were consulted. A survey was conducted, consisting of a sample of randomly selected people, in the age group of 18-35. This survey aims to find out how Central and Shoppers Stop Promote their products and services. A copy of the customer survey is attached in the Annexure. Sample Size:-117 Customers who visit the Centre.
  16. 16. 16 Literature Review Section 1: Future Group:- Future Group, led by its founder and Group CEO, Mr. Kishore Biyani, is one of India‘s leading business houses with multiple businesses spanning across the consumption space While retail forms the core business activity of Future Group, group subsidiaries are present in consumer finance, capital, insurance, leisure and entertainment, brand development, retail real estate development, retail media and logistics. Led by its flagship enterprise, Pantaloon Retail, the group operates over 12 million square feet of retail space in 71 cities and towns and 65 rural locations across India. The company follows a multi-format retail strategy that captures almost the entire consumption basket of Indian customers. In the lifestyle segment, the group operates Pantaloons, a fashion retail chain and Central, a chain of seamless malls. In the value segment, its marquee brand, Big Bazaar is a hypermarket format that combines the look, touch and feel of Indian bazaars with the choice and convenience of modern retail. Future Group, led by its founder and Group CEO, Mr. Kishore Biyani, is one of India‘s leading business houses with multiple businesses spanning across the consumption space While retail forms the core business activity of Future Group, group subsidiaries are present in consumer finance, capital, insurance, leisure and entertainment, brand development, retail real estate development, retail media and logistics. Led by its flagship enterprise, Pantaloon Retail, the group operates over 12 million square feet of retail space in 71 cities and towns and 65 rural locations across India. The company follows a multi-format retail strategy that captures almost the entire consumption basket of Indian customers. In the lifestyle segment, the group operates Pantaloons, a fashion retail chain and Central, a chain of seamless malls. In the value segment, its marquee brand, Big Bazaar is a hypermarket format that combines the look, touch and feel of Indian bazaars with the choice and convenience of modern retail.
  17. 17. 17 Section 2: CENTRAL Central is a lifestyle retail brand that pioneered the concept of seamless shopping in the country. Central is built of the 3 pillars of shop, eat&celebrate! The store design, the product mix and the experience stays true to this promise. Central‘s differentiation lies in its vibrancy, the seamless experience, the larger than life façade and the celebratory in store experience that makes shopping a truly enjoyable experience. Central is always buzzing with promotions, events, weekend excitement & a whole lot more for consumers. Snap shot of the offerings at Central • Shop – Over 500 national & international brands – Product categories include apparel, footwear, eye wear, watches, cosmetics, fragrances, sportswear, hand bags, jewelry, accessories, toys & infant accessories & more – Partners like Food Bazaar, e zone, Home Town, widen the offering basket for consumers Eat – Food Hall Celebrate – Live DJ/ music, fashion shows, sweepstakes, weekend celebrations, value added services, multiplex (in few cities) & more Central store design • A seamless space (no boundaries) • Very city centric (all stores are prefixed with city name and integrate with the local community at large with community initiatives) • Warm & welcoming in store experience
  18. 18. 18 • Predominance of red house colour • A place for wholesome shoppertainment – Central Square, Central flag point • A vibrant façade • Maximising productivity – bring alive the EBO experience of the brand in store for a complete brand experience and maximum through puts Central for Our Customers  At Central we will ensure that the best brands in the Indian market are made available to you.  We will ensure that the brands showcase all their best offering right here!  We will be sensitive to our city, our environment, and our community.  You, our customer, will be our guest and it will be a pride for us to provide solutions to all your lifestyle needs.  We will set new trends with the introduction of an array of products and services that will truly capture the ever-changing nature of fashion and our environment.  At central we will provide you the best experience to Shop, Eat & Celebrate. Mall that Changed the way people shop  India‘s first seamless mall.  Over 500 brands spread across four floors.  Dedicated floors for men‘s wear, women‘s wear, youth wear, kids wear and supermarket  Also, coffee parlor & food hall  Sprawling over 1.25 lakh sq. Ft,  Never before shopping experience, unique customer services.
  19. 19. 19 Section 3: SHOPPER STOP ―The tapestry of history has no point at which you can cut it and leave the design intelligible.‖ The foundation of Shoppers' Stop was laid on October 27, 1991 by the K. Rahejagroup of companies, one of India's biggest hospitality and real estate players. The Group crossed yet another milestone with itslifestyle venture-Shoppers' Stop. With its immense expertise in the service industry and creditability, Shoppers' Stop today boasts of 27 retail outlets across the country and is planning to spread its wings with futuristic expansion plans to meet the challenges of the retail industry. A benchmark for the Indian retail industry to follow, Shoppers' Stop has progressed from a single brand shop to a Fashion & Lifestyle store for the families. Shoppers' Stop is a household name, known for its superior quality products, services and above all, a complete shopping experience. Shoppers' Stop was the first to redefine shopping experience and creating a niche for itself in the service industry. As India's first specialty chain with outlets in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Chennai, Shoppers' Stop offers a complete range of garments and accessories for the entire family. More than 25,000 customers walk into Shoppers Stop every day to feel the experience of shopping. Andheri was the first store to be opened in India. The initiative of this store was taken by B.S.Nagesh at a time when the concept of retail industry was just coming into the market. As on today, the current investors in Shoppers‗Stop are ICICI, IL&FS Investments and Zodiac clothing. Their combined shareholding in Shoppers Stop is 19% while 79% is held by Raheja Group & balance 2% is held by its employees.
  20. 20. 20 Section 4: Case Study on Gurgaon Central Owned by: Future Retail India. Design: Idiom Design & Consulting Design brief: ‗Central is designed as a playful public space, where people congregate, in the heart of the town. The logo is based on a simple game — rolling ball maze game — that every human being knows. The beads are people, heading for the centre of town and playfully enjoying themselves. Red is a simple public color. The typography is based on Jigsaw font. It looks modern and timeless. The font is Stencilized to make it look fresh and public.‘ Five Dots represents 5 special services offered to customers by CENTRAL  GIFT CENTRAL  BEAUTY CENTRAL  WI-FI CENTRAL  RADIO CENTRAL  FLOWER CENTRAL Minimum Service level:-  Greet the customer with a NAMASTE  Pass on the INFORMATION  THANK the customer Central: The Place to be Central houses over 1000 brands across categories:-  Apparels  Eyewear  Watches  Fragrances & Cosmetics  Footwear and Accessories for Women, Men &Children / Infant  Coffee Shops, Food Hall, Pubs and Discotheques.
  21. 21. 21 In addition, Central houses Central Square, a dedicated space for product launches, impromptu events, displays, exciting shows, and exhibitions, Central flag point to flag off city based events & more. Central is present in 12 cities with 19 stores offering a retail space of over 30 Lakhs sq. ft.Point to boost:Over 3 Crore Consumers visited Central last Fiscal Year. STORE FORMAT OF CENTRAL  Opening and closing time: 11 AM to 10 PM.  Major Gurgaon Central Mall attractions: Lots of Brands, Food Hall  Location:Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road, next to IFFCO crossing.  Parking facility:Peaceful three level basement parking.  Number of stores:Different concept.  Accessibility:High  Contact number:0124 – 2859000 o Address:Gurgaon CENTRAL -Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd Sector-25,MG Road , Near IFFCO Chowk, Gurgaon-122001 o STORE AREA: 1,25,000 SQUARE FOOT o Central is located in the heart of city, Central invites customers to Shop, Eat, Celebrate. o Launched in May 2004 at Bangalore, o First ever concept of Stores without Doors in Gurgaon malls, spread in 1, 25,000 sq feet area. It is also called the newly opened mall in Gurgaon (11th April 2008). o Situated on the very competitive Mehrauli Gurgaon road, Central is establishing itself as a mall with a difference. o There are no separate stores for the 500-odd national and international brands to choose from, across apparel, cosmetics, fragrances, footwear, eyewear, time wear, handbags, accessories, jewelry and lots more, for the entire family.
  22. 22. 22 o Customers can simply walk around the mall without having to step in and step out of different outlets. o In addition, Central houses Central Square, a dedicated space for product launches, impromptu events, daring displays, exciting shows, and art exhibitions. o Red color in the decor - it represents fashion and glamour. Pubs and bars • Widely accessed by youngsters and elder people. it is one of the major attractions to the new and old generations. • This not only relaxes people who come here after hard work, but also gives them opportunities to enjoy their time in a group. • People can celebrate their birthday parties, promotions and other occasions to eradicate stress and make some memorable time. • Pubs and Bars offer food, drinks, high volume music, DJs, dance floors and wide screen televisions. Basically, TVs are installed for people who want to watch cricket matches. CATEGORIES AT CENTRAL Men’s wearWomen’s wearKids wearWomen’s accessories Formal Ethenic Girls ethnic wearJewelries, Swim wear Casual Formal Girls casuals Wrist watches Casual Footwear Sports wear
  23. 23. 23 MEN`S (Brands) Formal WearCasual WearKids wear brands Van HusseinRigChalak Louis PhillipSepiaRig Kids Park Avenue BareRuff Wills LifestyleLevie`sUCB SuccessAllGiny&Gony LombardUMMUSPA Turtle SpykrAllen-solly Urbana LawmanCatwalk John Player IntegrityInc.5 Black Berry‘sArrowClarkFunskool Arrow ParkAvenueBiba Girls Raid & Taylor Jack and jonesPink and Blue BareBare Women wear Ethnic Wear:-Casual Wear :-Formal wear :- • BibaRig,OnlySckuller • TrishaSepia,109`FVan-heussain • WBareProvogue • RangmanchLevie`sAnnable • Global desiAllWills Lifestyle • MahhiUMMAllen-soley • SheqJealous 21 • AakritiLee-cooper • AurealVeromoda
  24. 24. 24 Promotional Strategy followed by Central Discounts and brand promotion January Promotion:
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  26. 26. 26 February Promotion:
  27. 27. 27 March, April and Promotion: Summer-2013 May Promotion: Love your mom? Show her! Treat her to a day of shopping at Central. We have great offers in ladies apparel, handbags, Footwear, fragrances, sunglasses, watches, fashion jewllery and more. Also, shop for Rs. 4000 & get Rs.600 GV, redeemable in June on minimum shopping of Rs.3000
  28. 28. 28 Section 5: Case Study on Shopper’s Stop Corporate profile: Vision:To be a global retailer in India & maintain no.1 position in Indian market in Department Store Category. Mission: “Nothing but the best” To strive & achieve nothing but the best in terms of processes, practices & deliverables. Values: The following values help Shopper‘s Stop in achieving its mission & vision: We shall not take what is not ours The Obligation to Dissent (against a viewpoint that is not acceptable) We shall have an environment conducive to openness We shall believe in innovation We shall have an environment conducive to development We shall have the willingness to apologize and/or forgive We shall respect our customer's rights We shall be fair. Customer Profile: Shoppers‗ Stop‗s customers fall between the age group of 16 years to 35 years, the majority of them being families and young couples with a monthly household income above Rs. 20000 and an annual spend of Rs.15000. A large number of Non - Resident Indians visit the shop for cultural clothes in the international environment they are used to which means people from abroad are also interested in shopping in Shopper‗s stop. Their target customers are upper middle class and upper class.
  29. 29. 29 Customer Rewards: Shoppers Stop‗s customer loyalty program is called The First Citizen. The program offers its members an opportunity to collect points and avail of special benefits. Currently, Shoppers‗ Stop has a database of over 2.5 lakh members who contribute to nearly 65% of the total sales of Shoppers‗ Stop. They also offer a co-branded credit card with Citibank for their members. International Affiliations: Shoppers‗ Stop is the only retailer from India to become a member of the prestigious Intercontinental Group of Departmental Stores (IGDS). The IGDS consists of 29 experienced retailers from all over the world, which include established stores like Selfridges (England), Karstadt (Germany), Shanghai No. 1 (China), Matahari (Indonesia), Takashimaya (Japan), C K Tang (Singapore), Manor (Switzerland) and Lamcy Plaza (Dubai). This membership is restricted to one member organization per country/region. Objective of Shoppers’ Stop: Their main objective is to make their customer satisfy and then profit through sales, employee added after all every organization works to earn money which is possible through good sales and if our customers are not satisfy then it will be difficult for us. So we put our effort on retaining our customers because retaining old customers is more profitable than making new customers. And if we analyze this statement then we come to know that their 65% of their customers are their first citizen customers. Today people goes for variety and shoppers stop is doing that, they offer total 250 brands to their customers which act as their strength and help them retaining as well as making new customers. They believe in producing quality so they offer quality products basically international brands like Louis Phillip, Black Berry, Police, DKNY, Ferrari, etc. Shoppers‗Stopaims to position itself as a
  30. 30. 30 global retailer. The company intends to bring the world‗s best retail technology, retail practices and sales to India. Currently, they are adding 4 to 5 new stores every year Types of Retail Outlets: Shopper‗s Stop is known as multi-Brand retail outlet because of their verity of Products. They offer various products like apparels, Accessories, Toys, Fragrances, Beauty Products, Travelling products, Home Appliances, etc. They offer various products like Apparels, Fragrance & Beauty, Home & Travel, Gift ideas. Under this they have different Categories, Brands and Styles to offer customers. They have many other showrooms of Shopper‗s Stop in Delhi and NCR, so we can say that they have long chain of retail outlets. They also offer online purchasing which means that they are using new technology to increase their sales. Brands Offered: Shoppers Stop retails products of domestic and international brands such as Louis Philippe, Pepe, Arrow, BIBA, Gini&Jony, Carbon, Corelle, Magppie, Nike, Reebok, LEGO, and Mattel. Shoppers Stop retails merchandise under its own labels, such as STOP, Kashish, LIFE and VettorioFratini, EllizaDonatein, Acropolis etc. The company also licensees for Austin Reed (London), an international brand, who‗s mens‗ and womens‗ outerwear are retailed in India exclusively through the chain. APPARELS ArrowOrlyLee PepeKillerLee Cooper Levice CaliberStop BlackberriesZodiac Van Heusen ScullersLifeProvouge GivoLouis PhillipiePark Avenue Parx SpykarAllen SollyWills
  31. 31. 31 JewelleryMusicHair Styling  Facet  Planet M Habbibs  Carbon  Music World  Sparkles  Tanishq FQ Home DécorBooks  SwaroskiYaminiCrossword  Gili Four Seasons  Oyzsterbay Viva  Sarvoski Welspun  Estelle Borosil Corning Ware Pedrini Pyren FragrancesShoes Christian Dior  Lee Cooper Ysl Red Tape Davidoff  Picasso Joop Stop Diesel  Life Lancaster NicosWatches Jil Sander Casio Calvin KleinEsprit BoucheronFossil Police Titan J'delPozoSunglasses Myrurgia Etienne AigerRay Ban Xm
  32. 32. 32 Promotional Strategy followed by Shoppers’ Stop Discounts and brand promotion January Promotion:   
  33. 33. 33 February Promotion:          
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  37. 37. 37 May Promotion: Mother's Day is just around the corner. What will you gift your mother? Shoppers’ Stop with “RaginiDwivedi” All you fashion lovers around Soul Space Arena in Mahadevapura have a reason to celebrate. We have just launch our 8th store in Bengaluru! Check out the beautiful RaginiDwivedi& our Managing Director Mr GovindShrikhandeinaugurating the store launch.
  38. 38. 38 Shoppers’ stop trough internet
  39. 39. 39 Section 6: CUSTOMER SURVEY Survey Methodology A survey was conducted, consisting of a sample of randomly selected people, in the age group of 18-35. This survey aims to find out how Central and Shoppers StopPromote their products and services. A copy of the customer survey is attached in theAnnexure Characteristics of visit: The respondents were first asked to describe the characteristics of a typical visit to ashopping centre. This includes their choice of shopping centre, frequency of visits, time & moneyspent on a single visit, average group size and influential factors affecting their choice. Comparative Rating: The survey also asked the customers to rate the following parameters on a scale of 1-5 (1being the most prefer, 5 being the less prefer), for both Central and Shoppers stop:
  40. 40. 40 ANALYSIS OF THE SURVEY The Graph – 1 shows whichshopping centre the respondents usually preferred to visit.Although this is not a true indicator of market share, it gives us some idea or thecloseness in which both companies operate. They both received an equal preference inthe survey, with 44% of the respondents choosing Central and the 44%of the respondents choosing Shoppers Stops and remaining 12% choosing other, indicating there is no clear winner in terms of actual visits tothe shopping centre. 2. Why you Visit Central ? The Graph – 2 shows promotion and product is first priority for the customers according to survey 46% respondents prefers promotion and 45% like product as well remaining 5% and 6% prefers price and store ambiance.
  41. 41. 41 The Graph – 3 shows gift voucher and discount is first and second priority for the customers according to survey 45% respondents prefers gift voucher and 36% prefer discounts and remaining 10% for both loyalty program and other. The Graph – 4 shows central promotional schemes get by customers through internet and newspaper as well according to survey 61% customers get through internet and 35% through newspapers. The Graph – 5 shows the 46% customers prefer the sale which is offer by shopping centres and 29% customers prefer discount as well.
  42. 42. 42 The Graph – 6 shows the 48% customers think gift voucher redemption process is complicated and apart from this 52% customer think it‘s easy to redeem. 7.Rate the following:- Givt Voucher at Central Givt Voucher at Shoppres Stop The Graph shows the 49% customers preferred gift voucher at central and 31% most preferred, at shoppers stop 47% preferred and 33% most preferred the conclusion is the customer preferred the gift voucher at shoppers stop. Loyalty Program at Central
  43. 43. 43 Loyalty Program at Shoppers Stop The Graph shows the 6% customers preferred loyalty program at central and 75% most preferred, at shoppers stop 58% preferred and 25% most preferred the conclusion is the customer preferred the loyalty program at shoppers stop. Discount at Central Discount at Shoppers Stop
  44. 44. 44 The Graph shows the 49% customers preferred discount at central and 43% most preferred, at shoppers stop 43% preferred and 30% most preferred the conclusion is the customer preferred the discount at central. Sale at Central Sale at Shoppers Stop The Graph shows the 44% customers preferred gift saleat central and 49% most preferred, at shoppers stop 43% preferred and 36% most preferred the conclusion is the customer preferred the sale at central.
  45. 45. 45 The Graph – 8 shows most of respondents (72%) think discount is more beneficial and 45% customer think gift voucher is more beneficial the conclusion is that discount is more beneficial. The Graph – 9 shows 88% respondents like thecash voucher and 12% like the gift voucher the conclusion is that cash voucher is beneficial for the customers. The Graph – 10 shows most of respondents think shoppers stop‘s redemption process is more easy than central according to response 60% respondents think shoppers stop redemption process is easy.
  46. 46. 46 RECOMMENDATION & SUGGESTIONS My first recommendation for Central is to provide the value of gift voucher in payback card or provide another card for gift voucher only to redeem easily. Customers are not happy with the gift voucher redemption process and payback card as well so as per my opinion try to automated system to redeem. My second recommendation is that Proper dress code at Customer Service Desk (CSD)to improve brand image of the central. My third recommendation is that Central would do better to provide promotional space for its partners with the use of clever collaborations, and not printed advertisements and posters everywhere. My fourth recommendation is that Central gift voucher should be converted to cash voucher.
  47. 47. 47 References:- http://www.futuregroup.in http://www.shoppersstop.com http://www.facebook.com/centralandme?ref=ts&fref=ts http://www.facebook.com/shoppersstopindia?ref=ts&fref=ts
  48. 48. 48 ANNEXURE Primary Questionnaire 1: Promotions: a. What is the media and mode of advertising? b. What kind of advertising campaign and sponsorships do you carry out? c. What are your P.R. activities? d. What kind of sales promotion activities do you carry out? e. Do you have any promotional collaboration with external organizations? Positioning: a. What is your target market & consumer profile? b. How have you positioned your brand image? c. In what way have you positioned the following, to appeal to yourtarget market and sync with your brand image.
  49. 49. 49 Primary Questionnaire 2: QUESTIONNAIRE Comparative Analysis of Promotional Strategy of Central and Shoppers Stop Name: * Age: * Profession: * Sex: * 1. Which Shopping centre You Usually Visit? * A. Central B. Shoppers Stop D. Other 2. Why You Visit? Mark only one oval per row. promotion product Price store ambience shoppers stop Central 3. What drives you to Central in Particular? * A. Gift Voucher B. Loyalty Program
  50. 50. 50 C. Discounts D. Other 4. How do you get to know about Central Promotional Schemes? * A. Newspapers B. Internet C. Radio D. T.V 5. Which schemes do you like the most? * A. Gift Voucher B. Loyalty Program C. Discounts D. Sale 6. What do you think about gift voucher redemption process? * A. Complicated B. Easy 7. Rate the following: * A. Gift Voucher Most Preferred Preferred Neutral Less Preferred Least Preferred Central Shoppers Stop
  51. 51. 51 B. Loyalty Program Most Preferred Preferred Neutral Less Preferred Least Preferred Central Shoppers Stop C. Discount Most Preferred Preferred Neutral Less Preferred Least Preferred Central Shoppers Stop D. Sale Most Preferred Preferred Neutral Less Preferred Least Preferred Central Shoppers Stop 8. Which according to you is more beneficial? * A. Gift Voucher B. Discounts 9. Which kinds of vouchers you like the most? * A. Cash Voucher B. Gift Voucher 10. Which Shopping Centres Term and Conditions on gift vouchers is easier to redeem? * A. Central B. ShoppersSto
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